1/10/2009 "Slice Into The New Year" Workout w/Championship Haidong Gumdo
The following programs
are taught by Rob Frankovich
Frankovich created Pine Tree Taekwondo, a traditional non-competitive
Song Moo Kwan school, in 1990 and holds class at Sparrow Institute.
(forms) developed by Jun Sun "Jay" Hyon, a Song Moo
Kwan pioneer who brought the art to Minnesota.
(self-defense ) taught through "One-steps" (choreographed
self-defense and Hapkido-based joint locks & control holds.
(or "Sport") sparring to develop an understanding of
what happens in a fight and how to apply techniques learned in
a more realistic self-defense type situation.
Dojo Aikido traces its lineage back to Northern
Lights Aikido (Duluth, MN) where Rob Frankovich-sensei studied
with Brad Bergeron-sensei and Frank Guldbrandsen-sensei as part
of the Seidokan Aikido
Tohei-sensei brought the principles of mind and body coordination
to Aikido training, Roderick Kobayashi-sensei expanded the principles
to daily life application.
its Seidokan roots, Suzume Dojo Aikido is a softer style of Aikido
that relies on unbalancing and leverage than impact or pain compliance
to be effective.
Cities Gumdo is the headquarters for Haidong Gumdo - Minnesota,
the Minnesota affiliate of the U.S. Haidong Gumdo Association.
Frankovich trains under Master Laura Clements, the Secretary of
Education for the U.S. Haidong Gumdo Association.
taught as a method of personal growth and development, now, the
art is based on the sword methods used Korean feudal warfare.
Training includes forms, one-step sparring, cutting. We do not
"spar" as in Kendo or many schools of Korean Kumdo.
respectfully acknowledges the work of other instructors.